JANET CHARLEEN AINSWORTH, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away 5:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at Parkview North Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Sept. 14, 1925 in Convoy, Ohio a daughter of the late Dewey and Opal (Knittle) Ainsworth. Janet graduated from Wren H.S. in Ohio. She learned to fly at the Van Wert County Airport and she piloted mail planes for American Airlines out of San Francisco, Calif. in the late 1940's. During this time she was a roommate with Barbara Eden of "I Dream of Jeannie" who was attending San Francisco College at the time. She moved to Fort Wayne in the early 1950's and later retired from North American Van Lines after nearly 40 years as a Systems Analyst and Programmer. She also enjoyed Bridge, Pinochle, playing piano, family, friends, neighbors and her cats. She is survived by her nephew, Bruce R. Dellinger of Syracuse, Ind. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Darlene P. Dellinger, and Ilene Hardisty. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, Ohio with calling two hours prior. Pastor Ed Gebert of Mt. Victory UB Church officiating. Burial in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, Ohio. Memorials to
. Arrangements by Cowan & Son Funeral Home, 616 S. Washington St., Van Wert, (OH 45891).
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Sept. 23, 2013